October 12, 2021
Michelle says: Nermie (named after Nermal from Garfield) was a three-week-old baby kitten that needed bottle feeding-- we pulled him from the shelter and had him at the same time as Minnie and Orange. Nermie was two weeks older. We fostered them all together and Orange totally fell in love with Nermie! Seriously in love with Nermie. When we decided to keep Orange, we adopted Nermie too to keep them together. But at age three, Nermie started spraying the house and litterally attacking all of the other cats. After three vets, we all came to the conclusion that he decided he no longer wanted to be in a multicat household. It was devastating; my husband was particularly attached to Nermie, not to mention Orange, who was totally confused by Nermie attacking him. We separated him in a bedroom and he calmed down. Eventually we found Nermie a fantastic home (rehomed him) where he could be king of the house.
All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Michelle Peters Spivack
Michelle volunteers for 13th St. Cat Rescue, IBOK Rescue and Paws for SJACS in San Jose, CA

Nermie [6]  kitten
Nermie [6]  kitten
Nermie [6]  kitten
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KC -
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Hard to believe this beautiful and adorable kitten would later become a bully :-) Glad he found a good home.
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It is always heartbreaking when you have to remove a cat you love but it is better for all in the long run. This would have hurt me deeply too....
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Bernie looks all rough and tough here as many little boy kittens try to look. Gorgeous little lynx point Siamese mix. Nermie was a heartbreak kid much like my Siamese boy, Hershey, was. At three years of age he started beating up his very gentle sibling sister, Bali, for no reason. Whatever was up his craw he only went after her with a vengeance. And like Nermie he too was rehired where he could be the one and only. Hated it cause he had been such a neat kitty before that a d quite the love bug. A heart break kid quite literally. I still miss him…
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I hate auto-spellcheck! Bernie was supposed to be Nernie and rehired was supposed to be rehired. Ahhh!
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I would’ve been devastated to have to let this boy go, but I’m glad he’s happy at his new home.
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handsome boy. sorry he couldn't stay with you.
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Sorry he had to be re-homed but glad he is the king of the house now. I had a kitty like that and realized he was jealous of the other kitties so I patted and played with him more than the others and he was better. Still takes the opportunity to attack when it comes along but in a less aggressive way.



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